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Closing, Minimizing and Maximizing a Window    
I want to go over something that may seem simple, but I’ve had many people ask me, “what are these three circles for at the top of a window. So, these three circles are for closing, minimizing and maximizing a window and they are used in just about every application. So the red circle with the x is for closing a window and the orange circle is for minimizing a window, which means that it will be stored temporarily in the dock. So if I minimize this window, it will disappear, and a little icon of it is now in my dock. So when I’m ready to go back to that window, I just click on the icon in the dock and it reappears. The green circle with the plus sign is for maximizing a window. If a window is really small and you click the green button it will open the window to full size. So these buttons are just another way to navigate around your computer quickly.
 
 
 
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